The Rise & Power of Ethnic Voters: Shaping the Future of American Elections

The Rise & Power of Ethnic Voters: Shaping the Future of American Elections

By Pearl Phillip In the realm of American politics, the influence of ethnic voters is becoming increasingly significant as the demographics of the nation evolves. The voices of minorities, people of color, and immigrants are shaping the political landscape in an unprecedented way in the 2024 election cycle. The story of how these communities assert […]

The Federal Government Is Cutting Aid for Migrant Shelters and Services. What Will States Do Now?

The Federal Government Is Cutting Aid for Migrant Shelters and Services. What Will States Do Now?

Editorial credit: Jose Carrera / Shutterstock.com By Juan Avilez | Immigration Impact After months of contentious debate and near government shutdowns, Congress approved appropriations for fiscal year 2024, which President Biden quickly signed into law. The spending package contains several important immigration-related appropriations and provisions. Alarmingly, however, $800 million has been cut from the Shelter and […]

Important Information about Filing for Asylum with USCIS

Important Information about Filing for Asylum with USCIS

Effective May 9, 2024, we will reject affirmative asylum applications improperly filed at service centers instead of at the lockbox with jurisdiction over your place of residence. We announced this change in filing location on May 31, 2023, and finalized the associated revision to Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, in the Federal Register, 88 […]

How Immigrants Are Helping Boost the U.S. Job Market Without Affecting Inflation

How Immigrants Are Helping Boost the U.S. Job Market Without Affecting Inflation

By Rob Wile | NBC News Blockbuster job growth continues to power the U.S. economy, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting 303,000 payrolls added in March. Usually, such strong growth might signal that inflation could pick up. If employers see more demand for goods and services, they need to hire more workers — and if there aren’t […]

Latest Findings from Annual DACA Survey Show Beneficiaries ‘Are More Integrated In the American Economy Than They Have Ever Been’

Latest Findings from Annual DACA Survey Show Beneficiaries ‘Are More Integrated In the American Economy Than They Have Ever Been’

By Gabe Ortiz | America’s Voice Despite continued uncertainty due to ongoing litigation led by corrupt Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and a slate of Republican attorneys general, researchers say that results from an annual survey of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients show that the program’s beneficiaries “are more integrated in the American economy than they have […]

Texas Is Trying to Upend Who Controls U.S. Immigration Policy

Texas Is Trying to Upend Who Controls U.S. Immigration Policy

Texas Governor, Gregg Abbott. Editorial credit: Carrington Tatum / Shutterstock.com By Kevin Kenny U.S. and Texas officials are at war over immigration and border control. The latest chapter came on March 27, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit blocked a Texas law from going into effect, pending hearings on its constitutionality. The […]

Migrants at Margins of Times Square Police Scuffle Face Upended Lives

Migrants at Margins of Times Square Police Scuffle Face Upended Lives

Ligia Zerpa attended a Manhattan Criminal Court hearing for her boyfriend, Kelvin Servita-Arocha, who was charged with assault, April 2, 2024. Credit: Alex Krales/THE CITY By Gwynne Hogan Ligia Zerpa, 23, fidgeted in her seat, a tear slipping down her cheek on Tuesday afternoon as she anxiously waited for her boyfriend’s name to be called by Judge […]

USCIS Increases Automatic Extension of Certain Employment Authorization Documents to Improve Access to Work Permits

USCIS Increases Automatic Extension of Certain Employment Authorization Documents to Improve Access to Work Permits

Editorial credit: Walter Cicchetti / Shutterstock.com WASHINGTON— Building on extensive modernization efforts that have streamlined and improved access to work permits for eligible noncitizens, USCIS today announced a temporary final rule (TFR) to increase the automatic extension period for certain employment authorization documents (EADs) from up to 180 days to up to 540 days. This announcement follows improvements […]

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